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The Municipality of Chatham-Kent has an opening for a permanent full-time Supervisor, Child Care & Early Years (EarlyON). Under the general supervision of the Director of Child Care and Early Years, the EarlyON Supervisor is responsible for strengthening and maintaining a system of responsive, high quality, accessible and increasingly integrated early year's programs and services that promote healthy child development. This includes the Municipal obligation as part of the designated Consolidated Municipal Service Management team, managing allocations and reporting requirements.
HFS Building, 435 Grand Ave. W, Chatham
Position reports to:
Director, Child Care and Early Years
Reporting to this position:
Client and Systems Support
Early Years Educator
About Child Care and Early Years Division
Child Care and Early Years Division is the designated service system manager responsible for planning, developing and managing licensed child care services and early years programs to the residents of the Municipality of Chatham-Kent. We work with school boards, other human services, and community partners, to organize a coordinated system that provides families with access to the programs, services and supports that they need. Within the system, we specifically manage, plan, and fund the following: child care, fee subsidies, special needs resources, and child and family centres. We work with our partners to promote and improve quality in programs through assessment, training, and research. We engage in community capacity building, administer local policies, and facilitate change to ensure the best possible outcomes for children and their families.
As supervisor of the EarlyON Program, this role provides leadership, direction and guidance to a multi-disciplinary team and community agencies
This role will lead the development, implementation, and evaluation of funding, policy and program guidelines to adhere to desired outcomes to support our vision and to deliver a wide range of core and customized programs and services in the early years sector
This role will need to meet fluctuating emerging service demands and provincial expectations regarding service delivery and outcomes
Manage all aspects of Child Care and Early Years programs and services including: budgeting, resource allocation, evaluation, partnership development, and marketing
Ensure programs and services are in compliance with all policies and procedures
Prepare funding reports, proposals or other submissions as required by the Ministry
Responsible for the data collection and evaluation of Child Care and Early Years programs and services
Develop and manage contracts, Memorandum of Understandings and lease agreements with partner agencies
Develop tracking mechanisms for agency funding to ensure compliance and core service delivery
Establish, approve, distribute, monitor and reconcile all aspects of operational funding within the managing portfolio
Identify and respond to gaps in service/program in collaboration with relevant partners
Act as a representative of the Municipality of Chatham-Kent and Child Care and Early Years Sector
Implement standards and policies for delivery of Child Care and Early Years programs and services and monitor delivery to ensure efficient service is provided, in accordance with Provincial standards
Review and streamline program processes and tools
Oversee an annual operating budget Ensure that appropriate systems are in place to support and maintain programs and services
Identify potential new program/service areas based on community input and needs
Interpret and administer legislation and municipal policy as they affect delivery of Child Care and Early Years programs and services
Liaise with government ministries and social agencies in developing policies to ensure optimum integration and coordination of local programs and services
Build and maintain strong relationships with partner agencies and key stakeholders
Community partner, maintaining community relationships to ensure optimum services for children and families
Oversee project management including implementation of provincially driven changes
Develop/revise business practices relating to provincial technology changes; provincial audit processes; staff recruitment and training
Maintain and evaluate statistics in order to assess the viability of various Programs and Services, and to determine staffing levels
Develop and deliver orientation and ongoing training as required in all aspects of service delivery, ensuring that staff knowledge of policy, procedures and applicable legislation is current and conducive to effecting good client services
Respond to inquiries/concerns from the public, other levels of government, community agencies
Lead the development, oversight, practice, policy and procedure related to Child Care and Early Years programs and services
Assist in the development of strategic plans and priorities, both within the department and within Chatham-Kent
Ability to demonstrate Chatham-Kent’s Core Values and Competencies through a combination of education and experience:
College diploma or university degree in a related field (preferably in business, public administration, early years or social science), with four to six years of related experience
Strong administrative skills with an attention to detail
Extensive experience in the area of early years program planning/evaluation, staff and program supervision, preparation of funding applications, budgeting, and program/revenue development
Experience in supervising and supporting staff and ability to guide, coach and motivate employees
Extensive knowledge in inclusion of children with special needs
Sound knowledge of children's services and early years sector programs, relevant legislation and related policies
Experience with integrated local service planning and the ability to collaborate with community partners to facilitate referrals, smooth transitions and improved outcomes for children and families
Comprehensive understanding of Child Care and Early Years Act of Ontario and the Ministry of Education's vision for early years
Experience in applying change management principles and methodologies and the ability to lead, manage and support change as well as influence and motivate internal and external stakeholders
Negotiation skills to ensure best value and quality services
Ability to respond to emerging needs
Demonstrated cultural competence and experience working with a diverse population
Proven commitment to organizational principles of anti-discrimination, anti-oppression and community development
Ability to work both independently and co-operatively and fulfill policies and procedures of the organization
Willingness to take additional responsibilities as needed by the organization
Proven ability to problem solve and resolve conflict; demonstrates sound judgement and political acuity in communications and recommendations
Ability to manage time and priorities within a context of multiple competing priorities
Perform other related duties as assigned
A satisfactory criminal reference check and vulnerable sector screen is required
Willingness to work evenings, weekends and on-call as required
Knowledge of technology and software systems used to support the delivery of CCEY programs and services such as OneHSN, RBB Database, Internet Explorer, Publisher
Strong computer skills including Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, email and internet (or other similar software programs)
All employees will be required to complete their Health & Safety and other on-line mandatory training on or before their first day of employment; other training (including Health & Safety policies) may also be required
Verbal and written fluency in French as a second language an asset
First Aid Certification an asset
Certifications, memberships, licenses:
Health & Safety Competency training is required within 6 months of hire date and will be maintained through refresher training once every 4 years
Member of the Association of Early Childhood Educators of Ontario an asset
This position works mostly indoors.
Hours of Work:
This position works weekday hours, with occasional evening and weekend hours, and on call after hours and on weekends.
Driver’s license/vehicle requirements:
Because this position would be required to travel, a valid Province of Ontario driver's license with a reliable motor vehicle is necessary.
Police check requirements
Because of the environment this position will be working in, the successful candidate will be required to furnish an original Police Information Search (criminal reference check) (working with vulnerable persons) prior to commencement of employment; you must be 18 years of age or older to obtain a vulnerable police check
Essential physical and/or safety requirements:
Sitting: frequent sitting in a chair (sitting at a computer for majority of the day)
Hands: frequent fine finger dexterity (movement); constant mousing (typing and mousing at computer majority of day)
This permanent full-time job provides for a total reward package that includes an annual salary range of $75,763 to $85,669 (based on grade 9 of the 2019 non-union full-time compensation plan), plus participation in the OMERS pension plan (mandatory), vacation entitlement and a comprehensive benefit package that includes life insurance, accidental death and dismemberment, short and long term disability, extended health and dental benefits following the successful completion of a 3 month waiting period.
How To Apply
Candidates interested in the above position are asked to submit our application form (found under ‘job posting and application form’ section at the bottom of our job ad at Municipal Jobs) and a resume to the email address below. Please do not include a cover letter, or copies of transcripts, licenses, certificates, etc. Please only download the application form onto a computer or laptop; it doesn’t load correctly onto a phone, tablet, or iPad. You should see boxes beside yes and no that you click in to answer the question.
What we look for in the application form and resume: Detailed information in the boxes provided under each question in the career profile application form where you have answered ‘yes’. Your resume should provide the same detailed information. In both documents, list under each employer the following: (1) the job titles (2) dates you were in each position (3) a summary of the job duties/ skills/experiences you gained in each position. The same information needs to be in both the career profile application form and the resume. Please be sure to check the box beside yes or no for each question asked in the career profile application form.
Please send attachments in a Word (.doc or .docx) or Adobe (.pdf) format only. Attachments must be attached directly to your email; we are not able to download documents from an internet site.
We encourage all to apply, including women, Aboriginal people and visible minorities.
Applications must be received before 4:30 p.m., Wednesday, December 4, 2019 (Ontario eastern standard time):
Municipality of Chatham-Kent
Attn. Jan Richards, Recruitment Officer
315 King Street West
P.O. Box 640
Chatham ON N7M 5K8
Email address: Ckresume@chatham-kent.ca
The Municipality of Chatham-Kent is an equal opportunity employer, committed to fair and accessible employment practices that attract and retain talented employees. Should you require accommodations during the recruitment process, please contact Human Resources & Organizational Development (HROD) at 519-360-1998 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Applicant information is collected under the authority of the Municipal Freedom of Information and Privacy legislation and will be used strictly for the purpose of candidate selection. We thank all candidates in advance; however, only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.